Friday, 13 January 2012

US Soldiers Defend

Picture author: David Guttenfelder
Picture date: May 11, 2009

Photographer David Guttenfelder captured three U.S. soldiers responding to Taliban fire outside a bunker in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan in May 2009. Soldiers from the U.S. Army First Battalion, 26th Infantry take defensive positions at firebase Restrepo after receiving fire from Taliban positions.

Spc. Zachary Boyd of Fort Worth, Texas, was wearing "I love NY" boxer shorts after rushing from his sleeping quarters to join his fellow platoon members. From far right is Spc. Cecil Montgomery of Many, La. and Jordan Custer of Spokan, Wash, center. Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, said that American soldiers have more than their military might and training on their side in the war in Afghanistan.

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